Wyoming Monument

  • Also Known As: Battle of Wyoming Burial Ground
  • Also Known As: Battle of Wyoming Monument

  • Address: US 11, Wyoming Ave and Susquehanna St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Object

The Wyoming Monument is an American Revolutionary War monument and burial ground located in Wyoming, Pennsylvania. The 63 foot tall obelisk marks the common grave of the casualties of the Battle of Wyoming, which at that time, it was part of Westmoreland County, Connecticut. - AsNotedIn

To look upon a great number of skulls, and other human bones, some bearing the marks of the tomahawk and scalping knife and others perforated with balls, awakened a sense of the sufferings of those Wyoming Heroes
Republican and Herald reporting on the re-interment ceremony in 1833


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1778/07/03 Aholiab Buck Died Captain Aholiab Buck, 24th Regt, 2nd Co, is one of many Patriots killed by Iroquois as they retreated from the Battle of Wyoming (The Bloody Rock, 0.5 mi E on Susquehanna Ave). Captain Buck is buried at the Battle of Wyoming Burial Ground in Wyoming, PA.
1778/07/03 William Buck Died American Patriot William Buck, nephew of Aholiab Buck, is killed in the fort at the massacre of Wyoming.
1778/10/22 After Commanding officer of Fort Wyoming (Wilkes-Barre) determines the area secured enough, a recovery party is dispatch to bury the bodies of the slain American soldiers in a common grave.
1809/11/25 Citizens gather at the home of Jason Scovell, probably in Exeter, to discuss the building of a monument to the patriots who defended the Valley of Wyoming during the Revolutionary. Obadiah Gore is chairman and Anderson Dana secretary of the committee.
1826/09/15 Thomas Ustick Walter Architect Patriotic citizens of the valley of Old Wyoming for erecting a Monument to the memory of those who fell in the memorable Wyoming Massacre by the Indians and more merciless race of being called Tories. - Susquehanna Democrat
1832/00/00 Remains of the victims of the Wyoming Massacre are dug up during a public ceremonies ceremony attended by survivors of the battle.
1833/07/03 William Buck In Memoriam Samuel Carey, a survivor of the battle, lays the foundation stone and a box containing the remains of the casualties of the massacre at the base of the monument.
1841/00/00 As funds for the Wyoming Monument are used up, the Ladies Wyoming Monumental Association host a major fundraiser to raises the money to finish the monument and landscape the grounds.
1878/07/03 Rutherford B Hayes Dignitary President Rutherford B Hayes is the featured speaker at the first annual Wyoming Monument memorial. A 37-star American flag from the event is at the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society.
1905/07/03 Theodore Roosevelt Dignitary President Theodore Roosevelt delivers an address at the Wyoming Monument ceremony.
2013/05/27 Jimmy Carter Dignitary Jimmy Carter delivers a speech during the Wyoming Monument Memorial Day ceremony.

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Particulars for Wyoming Monument:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Architectural Style Exotic revival
Historic Use Graves, burials
Criteria Historic Event
Cultural Affiliation Iroquois
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Monument
Level of Significance National
Sight Category Object
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th May 2002

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Wyoming Monument
Registry Address: US 11, Wyoming Ave. and Susquehanna St.
Registry Number: 02000509
Resource Type: Object
Owner: Private
Architect: Walter, Thomas Ustick; et.al.
Architectural Style: Exotic revival
Contributing Structures: 1
Contributing Objects: 3
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Significant Year: 1833, 1841, 1843
Historic Function: Funerary, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Monument, Marker, Graves, burials
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Monument, Marker Graves, burials

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